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Miles comes into focus

Tuesday, 15th February, 2011

NEW BLOOD: Young cameraman Miles Clothier is excited about the prospect of joining the Film Broken Hill Advisory Group. NEW BLOOD: Young cameraman Miles Clothier is excited about the prospect of joining the Film Broken Hill Advisory Group.

By John Casey

Up and coming local cameraman Miles Clothier believes he can play an important role as part of the Film Broken Hill Advisory Group.

Miles, along with film industry veteran Phil Henderson-Wilson, will be recommended as new members of the FBHAG at City Council’s Policy and General Committee meeting tonight.

Having trained at the Adelaide College of the Arts for two years, Miles says he has a lot to offer the Film Broken Hill Advisory Group (FBHAG) in relation to new technology in the movie industry.

“I’d describe myself as part of a new wave of camera users,” Miles said.

“In my current role I’m using a digital SLR camera that also has high definition video capabilities and I’d like to think my knowledge of the latest industry technology can assist the advisory group.”

Miles was inspired to look at film as a career while studying at Broken Hill High School and credits his former Art teacher, Sean O’Keefe, with steering him along that path.

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“Mr O’Keefe obtained a high quality camera for the students to use and encouraged us to go out and express our own creativity.

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“For me it all developed from there and since then I have worked on projects such as music video clips for Adelaide band ‘Diamond Sins’ as well as being employed as Digital Media Producer with Local Talk magazine,” Miles continued.

Miles has been recommended for the Marketing/Sponsirship portfolio vacancy on the FBHAG.

Broken Hill City Council Community Development Manager, Ms Andrea Roberts, said she was delighted to be able to recommend locally-based people with such a depth of experience to councillors.

“Both Miles and Phil Henderson-Wilson bring excellent credentials to the table and that is why we are presenting them to council for their endorsement,” Ms Roberts said.

Miles said he was looking forward to the multi-million dollar film studio in Eyre Street being “very busy” in the future.

“I feel the studio has huge potential with young film-makers and can provide an option for low-budget productions as well as the bigger movies which have been mentioned so far,” he said.

The portfolios of “Film” and “Marketing/Sponsorship” became vacant on the FBHAG following the resignation of Peter Pippen and a clarification that Sydney-based industry experts Phillip Roope and David Court did not hold full voting positions with the group.


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